What is Diwali?

Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four to five day-long festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists every autumn in the northern hemisphere. NU hosts a celebration full of culture, food, dance and musical performances each year to celebrate the holiday. This year’s Diwali celebration will be on October 24th.

Celebrate Desi Diwali Mela 2022

Monday, October 24, 3:00-8:00pm

Curry Student Center and Robinson Quad, Boston campus

Open to all Students, Faculty, and Staff


Join us in Curry Student Center and Robinson Quad for the 2022 Desi Diwali Mela!  All NU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to celebrate Diwali at this come and go event from 3-8pm.  This Mela, or fair, will have interactive stations ranging from Rangoli, Diya decoration, Indian appetizers and drinks, and more.

Schedule of Events


Pictures from Past Diwali Celebrations